Katchouk in the Record Book

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His junior hockey career in Sault Ste. Marie began with the Thunderbirds in 2014 and ended with the Greyhounds in 2018.

Kitchener, Ontario native Boris Katchouk, who spent one season with the Soo Thunderbirds in 2014-2015, before playing three full seasons with the Soo Greyhounds from 2015-2018, has not only helped both clubs have tremendous seasons, but the 20 year old has also put up some big numbers for the record book.

Katchouk, who was selected by the Greyhounds in the 2nd round (33rd overall) during the 2014 Ontario Hockey League Priority Selection, was assigned to the Soo Thunderbirds during the 2014-2015 season, helping the club win their third Copeland Cup McNamara Trophy and second Dudley Hewitt Cup title.

During that championship season with the Thunderbirds, Katchouk was also a teammate of goaltender Mario Culina, who recently completed his Ontario Hockey League career playing in goal with the Kitchener Rangers, a team Katchouk and the Greyhounds eliminated in this year’s Western Conference Final.

When you look at some of the numbers that Boris Katchouk has put up during his time with the Greyhounds, it turns out that he has really made a name for himself in the Soo Greyhounds record book.

Katchouk, who was known to be one of the best penalty killers in the Ontario Hockey League, scored 13 career shorthanded goals with the Greyhounds, tying him with Steve Gatzos (1978-1981) for first on the Soo Greyhounds career shorthanded goals list.

Gatzos, not to mention, is also the Greyhounds all-time leader for most goals in a single season with 78, a record he had set during the 1980-1981 regular season.

Katchouk, who scored 4 career playoff shorthanded goals, put him second on the Soo Greyhounds playoff career shorthanded goals list, sitting one behind Rick Tocchet (1981-1984) and Ralph Intranuovo (1990-1993), who both had 5.

The Tampa Bay Lightning prospect led the Ontario Hockey League postseason with 37 points, putting him second on the Soo Greyhounds playoff season points list, sitting one point behind Doug Shedden (1981).

His league leading 19 goals during the 2018 postseason, also moved him into a tie with Jarrett Reid (1993) for second on the Soo Greyhounds playoff season goals list.

 

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Matt Stefano
Matt had graduated from Sault College in the General Arts and Sciences program in 2011 and has been working in the sports field ever since. The Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario native has worked as an Athletics Assistant in the Sault College Athletics Department during his final year of school in 2011. After graduating, Stefano worked for two years at the George Leach Centre from 2011-2013 for the Algoma University Thunderbirds Varsity Basketball Games as an Athletics Assistant. From 2013 on, Stefano has been working as the Soo Thunderbirds communications person and has also been volunteering with Shaw TV Sault Ste. Marie since 2014, doing Soo Thunderbirds TV Segments.

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